EU announces Humanitarian Assistance to support People of Afghanistan

The European Commission has announced €27 million in humanitarian assistance to support people of Afghanistan. €2 million will assist the most vulnerable families affected by devastating floods in early March which continue to affect large parts of the country. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said, "In Afghanistan civilians continue to face the consequences of decades-long conflict and natural disasters. Our new funding will help get emergency … [Read more...]

World Bank approves US$72 Million to benefit Laos

The World Bank has approved US$72 million in new financing, under three projects to benefit Lao PDR which focus on reducing malnutrition in children and improving public resource use and service delivery. World Bank Director for Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia, Ellen Goldstein said, "One in every three children in Lao remains chronically malnourished, and maternal and child malnutrition is estimated to cost Lao an estimated 2.4 percent of national income annually. We want to support Lao PDR in … [Read more...]

Theirworld provides US$2.85 Million to support Refugees and Vulnerable Children

The global charity, Theirworld has made a new contribution of US$2.85 million to Education Cannot Wait to support the rapid deployment of education assistance to refugee, displaced and vulnerable children caught in some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. This contribution was made possible through a US$3.57 million grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to Theirworld for the global charity to support education in emergencies. Chair of Theirworld, Sarah Brown said, "We are more … [Read more...]

Australian Government opens ‘Community Child Care Fund’ Grant Program

Application from eligible early childhood education and care (ECEC) services is invited by the Australian Government to deliver services under the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021. The CCCF aims to support ECEC services to address barriers to childcare participation, particularly targeting disadvantaged and vulnerable families and communities, and is part of the Australian Government’s Child Care Safety Net. Grants provided under the CCCF are intended to … [Read more...]

World of Children announces Laureates of its 2019 Hero Award

World of Children has announced its 2019 Hero Award Honorees to be recognized at their annual benefit. This unique award is given to an extraordinary group of real-life heroes who were previously honored and funded by World of Children. These individuals have shown measurable outcomes and leveraged their recognition and original grant funds to deliver an even more profound impact on vulnerable children. World of Children Hero Award Honorees will each receive a minimum cash grant of … [Read more...]

MacArthur announces New Round of 100&Change Competition to solve World’s Social Challenges

MacArthur has announced to launch a new round of its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges. 100&Change remains open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world. Proposals must identify a problem and offer a solution that promises significant and durable change; they will be accepted online only from April 30 to August 6, 2019. In the inaugural round of … [Read more...]

World Bank launches Education Sector Support Program for the Development of Gambian Children

The World Bank Country Office in The Gambia and Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education have launched the Education Sector Support Program to support school-aged children’s access to Early Childhood Development (ECD), basic education, and Madrassas (Koranic centers). The Education Sector Support Program (ESSP) funding totals $35 million and consists of a $30 million grant by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and a $5 million grant by the Global Partnership for … [Read more...]

World Bank approves IDA’s Grant to reduce Stunting and Improve Early Childhood Development in Benin

International Development Association's (IDA) grant of $50 million has been approved by the World Bank to support the government of Benin’s efforts to reduce stunting and improve early childhood development outcomes in children under five years of age. The five-year Early Years Nutrition and Child Development Project (EYNCDP) is the first of a series of three operations aimed at improving the delivery of selected health and nutrition interventions throughout the country. This first … [Read more...]

Save the Children and PwC India Foundation organize Roundtable on Child Rights

Save the Children and PwC India Foundation organised a roundtable on Creating Transformational Business Partnerships for Child Rights. CSR heads of leading Electronics, IT, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Financial organisations attended the meet. Bidisha Pillai, CEO, Save the Children was also present at the event. Businesses discussed top CSR trends and projections for 2019, and how stakeholders could leverage each other’s assets, connections, creativity and expertise to achieve mutually … [Read more...]

International NGO demands release of Women and Children in Syrian Prisons

The Conscience Movement, an international NGO, has urged the global community to take urgent action to secure the release of women and children languishing in Syrian prisons. The NGO held a conference in Istanbul that drew participants from 45 countries, including Syria, Britain, South Africa, Ecuador, Qatar, Kenya, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Greece, Pakistan, Congo and Malaysia. The event is aimed at raising awareness about the continued suffering faced by women and children … [Read more...]